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Now, the Star Wars universe's dive into cinematic standalone adventures may currently be continuing apace — with the imminently arriving Rogue One, and 2018's Han Solo solo movie both eagerly anticipated and very much on the way — but that doesn't mean that it's not subject to a fair amount of fan scrutiny. After all, while the oft-mooted solo movie now seems to be somewhat defunct, there's still likely to be a shiny new spin-off hitting theaters in 2020 (in the wake of ), and just what it will be remains the subject of a whole lot of speculation.

From the sounds of the latest industry murmurings, though...

The Obi-Wan Solo Movie May Not Be Happening For Awhile, For An Intriguing Reason

'Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace' [Lucasfilm]
'Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace' [Lucasfilm]

Specifically, it seems that may not be getting a cinematic solo adventure in the near future because the folks over at already have other plans for him. Indeed, as Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican recently put it while speaking to Rebel Force Radio:

"I have heard rumors that the one reason they haven’t moved sooner on Obi-Wan is that they’re not done with Obi-Wan quite yet in the Saga films. So I wouldn’t be surprised to see an Obi-Wan [solo film] happen beyond Episode IX."

Or, in other words?

Obi Wan May Still Be Set To Appear In 'Episode 8'

'Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones' [Lucasfilm]
'Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones' [Lucasfilm]

After all, if Lucasfilm really does still have plans for him, then 2017's would seem the most obvious place for a cameo (perhaps as part of Rey's training?), with the post-Episode IX slot in 2020 then becoming an obvious place to slot in a solo movie. What's more, with becoming more and more age-appropriate as time goes by, there are few time constraints — not least because McGregor still seems super keen to return to the role.

It's also possible, however, that Lucasfilm's plans for Obi-Wan don't involve the new trilogy at all — and that he will instead turn up in either Han Solo's solo movie or, just maybe, itself. Could we even see a post-credits sequence, setting up a previously unannounced Obi-Wan movie, set in between the events of the prequels and the original trilogy? One, perhaps, that might even allow a handful of Rogue One's leading characters to continue their stories — in their own pasts.

Either way, it's an exciting prospect...

What do you think, though? Where would you like to see Obi-Wan return to the Star Wars fold (if at all)? Let us know below!

(Sources: Rebel Force Radio)


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